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MSwift
Regular Advisor

non-login users

How do i make an ID non-login type? Say for ex. In solaris we can edit the passwd file and put *NP* which will make the id as a non-login ID. Should i put a * in the passwd file? Also i do not want this ID (which i am going to modify) not to have the ability to run the cronjobs. Please advise my options.

Thanks

Mike
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Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: non-login users

If they truly will NOT log in, then putting a * in the password field of the /etc/passwd file is the way.


Pete

Pete
MSwift
Regular Advisor

Re: non-login users

after the * will that id's cron run?

Thanks

Mike
James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: non-login users

Hi Mike:

Also i do not want this ID (which i am going to modify) not to have the ability to run the cronjobs.

The account should still be able to run any pre-established crontasks. If you want to also stop the account's crontasks, do:

# crontab -r username

Regards!

...JRF...
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: non-login users

Shalom,

vipw

There are already no login users. Copy their shell and you have a new no login user.

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MSwift
Regular Advisor

Re: non-login users

Oh my bad this is HP trusted!

Thanks

Mike
Dave Polshaw
Frequent Advisor

Re: non-login users

Using /bin/false as the login shell in password file will stop them logging in but allow, for instance, ftp and rsh routines. Any good?
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Viktor Balogh
Honored Contributor

Re: non-login users

Hi,

these two files are responsible for granting cron/at rights:

-r--r--r-- 1 bin bin 35 Aug 12 2008 /var/adm/cron/at.allow
-r--r--r-- 1 bin bin 54 Aug 12 2008 /var/adm/cron/cron.allow

If the account isn't listed, it has no right to use cron/at
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